Thursday December 18th, 2008, was one of the worst days I had this year. It started off really great but once I got home everything went downhill from…

Thursday December 18th, 2008, was one of the worst days I had this year. It started off really great but once I got home everything went downhill from there. See, my cat named Smokey wasn’t feeling too well the past couple days. That morning he did not even move when I came near him. He was laying near his water bowl just waiting for help. I get home from school. My mom calls me and says that she took him to the doctor today. She tells me that they have to take him to the ER for animals. The thing is that she didn’t have money to pay the doctors. So I went with my mom to the doctor to pick Smokey up. They said he was doing better from that morning but if he does get they help he needs he will have to live with a thing attached to him helping him to go to the bathroom. He had a urine infection and a really bad one too. I think that was his third one too. Anyways my mom takes me and my brother home so she can take Smokey to the ER She goes to the ER by herself. I call her wondering what was going on. The doctor hasn’t seen them yet. Then I think a half hour later my mom calls to see if her boyfriend can help pay the bill. He agrees and I think he gives her his information. She calls back, I don’t know twenty minutes later. I answer the phone. She tells me the bill was more than $1,000 and even if they did fix him he would be at risk for another urine infection. “We have no choice but to put him to sleep.” I start crying my eyes out. I ask my mom to put the phone up against his ear and I tell him that I loved him and I hope he has a good time up in heaven. I say other things but I really don’t remember at this point. Then when my mom hangs up she sends me pictures of him from her phone. The next time I call my mom she told me she had left already.   – Tatiana

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  • JKJ

    That’s so sad. I’m so sorry you lost your cat. It sounds like you really miss him. 🙁

  • RAA

    I’m so sorry. Losing a pet is really hard, but I’m sure Smokey knew how much you loved him.

  • A

    Aww, I’m sorry. It’s really difficult to lose a pet.